Muscat, The International Cricket World Cup will

arrive in the Sultanate on Monday (August 27th) for a two-day tour.

“The choice of the International Cricket Council to present the

historic World Cup in the region as part of its global tour is a

recognition of the Sultanate as a leading force and one of the fastest

growing countries to achieve progress in cricket in the region,” said

Pankaj Khimji, board member of the Oman Cricket Federation and the

Sultanate’s representative to the International Cricket Council.

He pointed out that the achievements of the national cricket team

and the series of wonderful performances presented in international

tournaments over recent years which have played a major role in

attracting global attention to the Sultanate.

“The arrival of the World Cup to the Sultanate is an important event

as part of preparations for this important tournament to be held in

England from May 30 to July 14 next year. This historic development

will inspire many young people, where it will go a long way towards

attracting more youngsters to practice the game.” said Madhu Gisrani,

Secretary of the Oman Cricket Federation.

The Cricket World Cup organized by the International Cricket

Council is one of the leading cricket events. It is watched and followed

by more than 1 billion people around the world as 105 countries are

currently members of the International Cricket Council.

Source: Oman News Agency